In Search of the Magic

by Jim Chappell

Released 1992
Real Music
Released 1992
Real Music
Adult Contemporary Instrumentals. Jim's first "band sounding" studio album expressing his more rhythmic side with bass, drums, saxophone, electric guitar etc. Lots of national radio airplay received on this one..
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"In Search of the Magic" purchaser comments:

"Great Music! Nice to have some easy to listen to music! I just recently discovered this artist and am glad I did!" -Island Girl

The Los Angeles Times: "Chappell's album, 'In Search of the Magic,' made the Gavin Report's Top 10 Adult Alternative list of 1992 along with such artists as Pat Metheny, k.d. lang and Larry Carlton.
'In Search of the Magic' signaled the change of orientation that fires his current work. Originally, Chappell came to the public eye as an impressionistic solo pianist, with a heavy emphasis on the melodic side of the musical ledger. Now, he says, working with a group, he's taken to exploring the rhythmic side. 'I'm feeling a little more rhythmic myself these days,' he said with a laugh. 'Actually, the best way to put it is the music is getting more physical. A lot (of my earlier music) came from the heart and the mind: very dreamy and beautiful, easier material that was sweet, sensual, gentle. Now I need more of a spark.' "

AllMusic review by AllMusic: "Jim Chappell has pleased many listeners for years with his soft, contemporary jazz piano playing...His brand new album, In Search of the Magic, is his most rhythmic work to date. Recorded live in the studio, the music features piano, sax, bass, acoustic and electric guitars and percussion. For some truly emotional music, listeners must go out In Search of the Magic..."